BY BOJANA CULUM
Valentine’s day is tomorrow, and if you’re that girl who plans to wake up alone (with her cat on the other pillow and a V-day card from her mom), then giiiirl you (and by you, I mean I) need to take heed. Let’s face it, we’re not all in committed relationships, and that’s perfectly OK! The bright side? You don’t have to splurge on that perfect gift or wait forever to be seated at a romantic restaurant. The down side? Well, let’s just not get into it. Here are three awesome, wallet-friendly things you and your fellow bandits can do to celebrate your singleness:
1. Throw a mini V-Day party: Invite your besties over, bake some some homemade goods (like these easy lemon yogurt mini-cakes), and crack open a bottle (or two) of red.
2. Book a spa day. Treating yourself to a day of pampering and relaxation is better than anything a man can do for you! Buy some trashy magazines, a warm latte, and get a mani/pedi combo at your favourite place.
3. Have a Secret Valentine’s Day Santa (or Cupid?) Round up a group of friends and draw names out of a hat. Agree of a small budget, like $10. You can even make it a contest, like who can find the cheesiest V-day dollar-store items. And voila – your very own V-Day gift from someone who really cares!
Valentine’s Day is all about love – loving your pet cat, your bachelorette pad, and that accumulation of salt on your pillowcase from your tears. Remember it’s just one day every year – that’s only about fifty more days of your life – where you’ll have to feel this way. Maybe even less, if you’re not me, and you actually find a man….
Till then, happy hunting… I mean Valentine’s Day!!